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Anne Sofie von Otter (Alceste), Paul Groves (Admète), Dietrich Henschel (Grand Prêtre d'Apollon/Hercule), Yann Beuron (Evandre), Ludovic Tézier (Un Héraut/Apollon)
Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Brian Large
Gardiner turns the full beam of his historically informed performance knowledge to the score, illuminating its subtle colours and harmonic inflections with a pace and power that never threaten... — More…
Nelson Freire (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Lionel Bringuier
Bringuier's evident penchant for chamber-like clarity reaps rewards in a taut yet genial reading [of the Roussel]...In the midst of their annual Proms marathon, these performances have a start... — More…
Magdalena Kozená (Orphée), Madeline Bender (Eurydice) & Patricia Petibon (L'Amour)
Monteverdi Choir & Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) & Brian Large (director)
In Robert Wilson's production neo-Expressionist gesture outlaws simple human emotions. But Gardiner and his orchestra are in fine fettle and Kožená an affecting Orphée despite the Frankenstein... — More…
Recorded live at De Nederlandse Opera, September 2011
Véronique Gens (Iphigénie), Salomé Haller (Diane), Nicolas Testé (Agamemnon) & Anne Sofie von Otter (Clytemnestre), Mireille Delunsch (Iphigénie), Laurent Alvaro (Thoas), Jean-François Lapointe (Oreste), Yann Beuron (Pylade) & Salomé Haller (Diane)
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble &...
in this performance every cross-hatched, baleful figure is crisp and clear...Veronique Gens's submissive, poised Iphigénie [en Aulide] becomes Mireille Delunsch's red-eyed, hysterical Iphigénie... — More…
Roberto Alagna (Orphée), Serena Gamberoni (Eurydice) & Marc Barrard (L'Amour)
Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra, Giampaolo Bisanti
The first of several fade-cuts… takes us to the scene of a car crash, where paramedics pull Eurydice's body from the wreckage. Thence to the graveyard, whence all that follows is Orphée's dream.... — More…
A new box of his complete DG recordings on 64 CDs, most of them with Bavarian radio, confirm my impression of an organic style of music-making in which musicians are not just trusted but also... — More…
64 CDs + 2 DVD Videos
Please note: This set weighs around 2.5kg, so we need to charge extra postage for delivery outside of the UK. Please contact us for further details.
Juliette Galstian (Iphigenie), Rodney Gilfrey (Oreste), Deon Van Der Walt (Pylades), Anton Scharinger (Thoas) & Martina Janková (Goddess Diana)
Orchestra « La Scintilla » of The Zurich Opera House (on historical instruments), William Christie (conductor) & Claus Guth (stage director)
[Christie seems to do just about everything right...Tempos are well chosen, the playing of the orchestra first class and he exposes both the dramatic and epic qualities of the score...[Galstian]... — More…